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Lotsa Woodworking Books On Google

Lotsa Woodworking Books On Google

The Internet has opened a whole new world of availability for products and tools that we never had access to before. However, one of the things I dislike about online purchasing is the problem of buying site unseen. This is never more true than when buying books, especially woodworking related books. So in this article […]

How To Build A Hal Taylor Rocker

Master rocking chair maker, Hal Taylor, has released a new version of his book, How To Make A Beautiful Rocking Chair! I recently had the opportunity to have a look at it and let me tell you, if you plan on making a rocking chair this book is a must have! It includes all of […]

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Dust Bee Gone “No Fog” Dust Mask

A couple of years ago I ordered a Dust Bee Gone dust mask with little expectations. Sure, I read the hype that it was guaranteed not to fog my glasses but I had been down this road before. Still, I had to try it. Over the years I had tried practically every type of dust […]

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The Rolly Munro Articulated Hollower

Thanks to my good friend, David Wilkins, I had a chance to try out the Rolly Munro Articulated Hollower recently and let me say from the outset that I was very impressed with it! It cut quickly, left a clean finish and it was comfortable to hold. I was able to turn a hollowed vase […]

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U-Beaut Shellawax And UltraShine Polish

In my quest to find the perfect finish… ah, it’s every woodworker’s dream… but seriously, as I mentioned in earlier posts I’m in the process of trying different finishes so I picked up the double whammy combo of U-Beaut’s Shellawax Cream and EEE-Ultra Shine. These products give a finish that looks like a French polish […]

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LumberJocks Woodworker’s Community

While there are many woodworking sites on the Internet, few offer a free place for amateur and professional woodworkers to meet, chat, blog and showcase their projects. Until now that is! LumberJocks is an online community for woodworking enthusiasts that does all that and more! The members, known as ‘LumberJocks’, includes both men and women […]

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Google SketchUp For The Woodworker

Who’da thought that woodworking would bring me back to the computer? As much as I try to get away from this electronic life-sucking gizmo I’m always drawn back, but this time in a real good way. One of the latest cool tools to hit the woodworker’s workbench is Google Sketchup, a 3D computer aided design […]

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Turner’s Polish – Shellac-Based Lacquer

Since I am quite pleased with the last finishes that I bought I thought I would try a new finish, something with more of a shine. I decided on the Turner’s Polish from Lee Valley:

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